Episode 43: Keeping endurance dreams alive through injury | Free online training plans | Chupacabra | Stay until the very end!

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Keeping endurance dreams alive through injury | Free training plans online | Chupacabra | Stay until the very end!Warning: the last 2 minutes is probably rated somewhere between PG-13 and NC-17. We chopped up some of the edits from the episode to give you a flavor for the warm up conversations that happen before we record and how easy it is to distract us and to turn some of us into a cackling hen of laughter.

In this episode we discuss Dave’s doctor’s despicable bedside manner (not really), training with knee injuries, the value of coaching, free Online Training Plans, and the elusive CHUPACABRA.

The discussion about the knee stemmed from a post-op diagnosis from Dave’s doctor that “Your knee will only be 70%.”  Does this mean:

  • 70% Range of Motion
  • 70% Strength
  • 70% of the Cartilage

Dave didn’t ask while in the moment.

The boys then discuss four really great ways to train with a knee that is less than 100% and how to keep Dave’s long course dreams alive with in-depth discussions of strength training, recovery methods, alternative workouts, and varying training loads to minimize the impact of running.

Mike nearly has an aneurism caused by an epic rant on the subject of saving money by not hiring a coach.  We explore the logic (or lack of logic) of athletes who spend thousands of dollars on equipment, race entries, magic pixie dust supplements and travel while searching for a free Ironman training plan online.

Finally we look at some of the free plans offered online and discuss items every athlete should consider when evaluating a training plan.

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